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Yes, this is CW40 and we are about to end summer – get ahead with our Ambition Energy. Gotta love African football when seeing the new Orlando Pirates shoot, get familiar with new techniques with the NYTimes, bring fashion to the mountains with Margiela and Salomon, wear the most glorious Air Max TN yet, praise Yachty as YSL ambassador and stroll through Victor Solomun’s profile.

Let’s get it!

Photos courtesy of #Adidas / #OrlandoPirates, #NYTimes, #MaisonMargiela / #Salomon, #AColdWall / #Nike, #LilYachty / #YSLBeauty and #VictorSolomun

Orlando Pirates x Thebe Magugu x Adidas

Adidas South Africa and Orlando Pirates revealed the 23/24 season jerseys designed in collaboration with renowned South African fashion designer Thebe Magugu. Magugu, a recent Franca Sozzani Award winner, infused his unique style into the football kit, emphasizing South African narratives and introducing an inspired Botticelli-like shell shoot backdrop with Naomi Accardi.

NYTimes – Why rappers stopped writing: the Punch-In method

In a recent NYTimes YouTube video, the evolution of hip-hop over fifty years is explored, highlighting the “Punch-In Method” where many modern rappers no longer write down their lyrics. The video delves into this contemporary song-making approach and its influence on the genre.

Maison Margiela x Salomon

Salomon and MM6 Maison Margiela have teamed up again, emphasizing technical design and functional fashion. Their latest collaboration introduces the Cross Wader trainer and the ADV Skin 5 hydration vest. Taking fashion to the mountains!

ACW* Nike Air Max TN

Samuel Ross of A-COLD-WALL* collaborates with Nike again, reimagining the Air Max Plus in “Stone” and “Onyx” colorways with an architectural touch. The design features a unique “thermo-molded exoskeleton” on full-grain leather uppers, and Ross envisions the shoes aging naturally with the wear of city life.

Lil Yachty as official YSL Beauty ambassador

Lil Yachty has taken on a new role as the official ambassador for YSL Beauty. This collaboration signifies YSL Beauty’s continued efforts to bridge the worlds of fashion, beauty, and music.

Victor Solomun: Literally Balling.

Victor Solomon’s “Literally Balling” project is a unique exploration of the intersection of sports, art, and luxury, offering a fresh perspective on the cultural significance of basketball. And this SWISH is just mesmerizing…